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15 Kleinberg Kaplan Attorneys Named as 2020 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce that 15 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers®, a national legal ranking. Attorneys were nominated by their peers and recognized for their outstanding professional achievement in several legal practice areas including business/corporate, business litigation, estate & probate, mergers & acquisitions, real estate,…

Firm News | November 17, 2020 | Litigation | Securities and Corporate Finance | Mergers & Acquisitions | Transactional | Estate Planning and Administration | Leasing | Acquisitions and Sales | Development | Securities Litigation | Structured Finance & Derivatives Litigation

For Whom the Rent Tolls: Decision Suggests Tenants May Be Relieved of Rent Obligations

A recent unreported decision by a New York bankruptcy court suggests that commercial tenants whose operations were suspended under mandatory shutdown orders as a result of the pandemic may be able to escape their rent obligations that relate to the shutdown period. Background The debtor in the case, In re Edison Price Lighting, Inc., is…

Client Alerts | August 18, 2020 | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation | Real Estate Litigation | Leasing

Helping Clients Navigate COVID-19 (Updating)

Kleinberg Kaplan is working closely with our clients to provide counsel and guidance during these unprecedented times. A selection of our recent thought leadership pieces related to the implications of COVID-19 includes: Corporate Considerations  The PPP Just Got Better (June 10, 2020): Chris Davis, Dov Kleiner, Uri Rosenwasser and Benjamin Goldman discuss the key highlights of the…

Client Alerts | August 18, 2020 | Business Restructuring and Reorganization | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation | Derivatives | Distressed Real Estate Assets | Employment Litigation | Estate Planning and Administration | Hedge Funds | Investment Management | Investor Activism | Leasing | Mergers & Acquisitions | Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations | Private Equity Funds | Securities and Corporate Finance | Special Situations and Credit

Unexpected Tax Consequences of Commercial Lease Modifications

In a prior Kleinberg Kaplan client alert, we noted that COVID-19 related economic disruptions have caused both landlords and tenants to consider restructuring their commercial lease arrangements. Tenants that enter into discussions with landlords seeking rent relief may be successful. However, landlords and tenants should be aware that they could run into unexpected tax consequences in…

Client Alerts | April 30, 2020 | Business Advice and Planning | Leasing

Kleinberg Kaplan Partner Ross Yustein Quoted in The Wall Street Journal

Kleinberg Kaplan’s Ross Yustein, Chair of the Real Estate Department, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article: “Retail Tenants, Landlords Clash Over Proposed Pandemic Rent Clauses.” In the article, Ross shares his thoughts on the new provisions some retail tenants are requesting as they look to cancel lease payments during the pandemic. He previously…

Firm News | April 28, 2020 | Leasing

Landlords and Tenants Restructure Rent Obligations in Response to COVID-19

Stay-home requirements in response to COVID-19 have left most commercial tenants unable to use their spaces, which more often than not has resulted in significantly reduced (or eliminated) income. Similarly, many landlords are facing reduced rent rolls with vacant space that cannot be filled, while certain operating expenses, taxes and debt service obligations still must…

Client Alerts | April 22, 2020 | Leasing